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Carlo Ancelotti praises Arda Güler: 'The ball is in love with him'

15. May 2024
Arda Güler (foto: Getty Images)
Young Turkish sensation Arda Güler is making the most of his opportunities in a Real Madrid shirt.

Borussia Dortmund suffered a heavy 0-3 defeat to Mainz in the Bundesliga last weekend, an ominous sign ahead of their Champions League final against Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Real Madrid, already crowned champions, filled Alaves' net with a resounding 5-0 victory.   

Stars Vinicius Junior and Jude Bellingham both contributed with goals and assists, but once again, 19-year-old Turkish prodigy Arda Güler found the back of the net, scoring three goals in his last four La Liga matches.   

"I'm enjoying every moment," wrote the 'Turkish Zidane' on social media after the match. Güler has long been heralded in Turkey as the most talented footballer in the country's history.   

In La Liga, Güler averages a goal every 71 minutes, making him the most efficient scorer in the Spanish league by this measure. Real Madrid's coach Carlo Ancelotti also had words of praise for him after the game.   

"The team loves Arda. We are very happy to have him here. He has a special gift – he scores goals even when he doesn't deserve to. It happens because the ball is in love with him," Ancelotti said post-match.
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